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Restormel Castle

Restormel House Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
+44 1208 872687
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Impressive and peaceful

We walked to the castle from the lovely village of Lostwithial. Think it much better that way... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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A little gem

Not that easy to find and quite a small car park, but the castle is fun and well secured and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A great 13th century circular keep standing on an earlier Norman mound, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey. Twice visited by the Black Prince, it finally saw action during the Civil War. Commanding fantastic views, it makes an excellent picnic spot. Child friendly and dog friendly.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Restormel House Restormel Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0EE, England
+44 1208 872687
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked to the castle from the lovely village of Lostwithial. Think it much better that way, although the last bit is a bit steep. Arriving provides a prominent view towards the gatehouse. The castle is pretty much just a shell but it's evocative circular...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not that easy to find and quite a small car park, but the castle is fun and well secured and the little shop is stuffed full of lovely things. I recommend for a quick visit with a young family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely castle.Set in the heart of the Fowey Valley the castle offers gorgeous views from every level. The ruins are a good set, as they say, a perfectly preserved shell keep castle. It is not difficult to see how it once would have...More

Thank Taxwizzard
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting castle first built in the 13th century. Originally built in wood it was later replaced by stone. The ruins enable the visitor to see how it would have been in its hey day. It overlooks the medieval town of Lostwithiel,...More

Thank laneyrandell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friday 23rd June, was a mixed day of being hot and sunny and it then clouded over and became overcast and had a short but very brief shower and continued that way for the rest of the day, my husband and I decided to go...More

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked three times round the ruins of this very historic castle. Firstly, we walked around the bank of the moated ditch, then we went inside and walked all around the ground floor. Finally, we climbed the steep steeps and walked round the battlements. The...More

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful location overlooking the Fowey valley. An unusual layout for a castle but in its day it must have been a wonderful place to live, its large windows demonstrating that its military value was less important than its status value.

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place for kids to run and to learn local knowledge. Bit tricky getting around inside castle if you are disabled but lots of grounds around .

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside this castle looks a bit like the motte castle in Totnes, but inside it is much more elaborate, with many standing walls demarcating the different rooms that once had their own functions. The ruins still radiate power. Well worth a visit, together...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't need long to visit here. A lovely ruin not far from Lostwithiel. There are toilets and a shop which has a mini fridge with drinks or a hot coffee/chocolate machine. No proper café but not far away is the Duchy Nursery which has...More

Thank HolsTripper
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Darryl W
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Response from Paul F | Reviewed this property |
It would have been about £4 each but as we joined English Heritage that day, it was included in our membership fees.